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2013-07-21 09:28:55 AM  
8 votes:
I only take vitameatavegamin.   It's tasty too.
2013-07-21 09:40:15 AM  
5 votes:
What does Jenny McCarthy have to say on the subject?
2013-07-21 09:48:21 AM  
3 votes:
I buy vitamins for the placebo effect.
2013-07-21 09:24:39 AM  
3 votes:
I'll just wait until next when it's good for me again.
2013-07-21 11:04:45 AM  
2 votes:

traylor: megarian: traylor: megarian: traylor: See You Next Tuesday: Maybe I will swing by AnalSupplimentGirlz.com and see if I can spot them  :)

Well, you are missing the point. Semen contains a good amount of Vitamin C and B12 that should not be wasted.

B12 you say?

Hmm, that would definitely be less expensive than the shot I get at the dr. office.

Less expensive? I think you could even get paid for it.

...are you a cop?

No, but I can dress up like one.


Alright, I'm in.
2013-07-21 10:17:06 AM  
2 votes:

GungFu: I buy vitamins for the placebo effect.

I buy placebos for the vitamin effect.
2013-07-21 09:50:36 AM  
2 votes:
Yea, but will a healthy diet make my piss neon yellow? The neon pee makes me know the vitamins are working, duh.
2013-07-21 11:22:11 AM  
1 vote:
I took vitamins, ONCE.  I really don't know how anybody could do them regularly.  They gave me a headache and made me sick to my stomach, then I got dizzy and almost passed out.  I started getting freaked out, but luckily I had a sitter who was able to calm me down a little bit.  I still spent the next 15 hours of my life curled in in bed, sweating and hallucinating that the carpet was a writhing mass of flesh eating maggots.  I couldn't sleep for a day and a half, and then I crashed hard.  I didn't feel normal for a couple of weeks after.  I can't even imagine what it could have been like for me if I'd taken a vitamin shot instead.
2013-07-21 10:54:26 AM  
1 vote:
It's a self-selecting group. People who have serious health issues are more likely to take vitamins.

The reason people think vitamins are necessary is advertising, so advertising is bad. Advertising is also the reason that people replace the batteries in their smoke detectors, so advertising is good.
2013-07-21 10:35:33 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-07-21 10:29:09 AM  
1 vote:

Kimpak: megarian: I hate vitamin pills. I never take them.

BUT I'm supposed to get a vitamin B shot every month. I think I only do it because it feels like you're a liiiiiittle bit high.

Just drink a Spike energy drink.

33,333% B12!  The 350mg of caffeine will help you feel a little bit high too.

You gotta try the shot.

It's like doing a teeeeeny bit of blow that lasts all day. I actually backed-up a shiatton of crap from my laptop. I mowed AND edged the lawn. My essay was farking fantastic and I vacuumed parts of my house I didn't even know were there.
2013-07-21 10:07:09 AM  
1 vote:
Sheldon: "You're buying ingredients for expensive urine."
2013-07-21 10:07:09 AM  
1 vote:
I only take vitamins every other day so the cancer never has a chance to grow and the vitamins are still good for me!
2013-07-21 10:02:21 AM  
1 vote:

Jon iz teh kewl: cause Flintstones

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2013-07-21 09:43:40 AM  
1 vote:

Englebert Slaptyback: From that day forward, people would remember Linus Pauling for one thing: vitamin C.

To be fair, these people were the sort of incurious dullards who had never heard of Pauling in any other context. Sad, really.

Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 - August 19, 1994)... Clearly, vitamin C will kill you.
2013-07-21 09:34:28 AM  
1 vote:
Meh - I take my Flintstones multivitamin every day.  I eat a somewhat varied diet, so it's likely that I don't need most of what they've got in there - but they taste good, are relatively cheap, and probably do supplement those few things I'm missing.
2013-07-21 09:31:49 AM  
1 vote:

Smarticus: I only take vitameatavegamin.   It's tasty too.

It also makes unattractive women seem more attractive.
2013-07-21 09:23:20 AM  
1 vote:
Because eating healthy food is boring? Better to scarf down some shiat food, followed by a pill
2013-07-21 09:19:19 AM  
1 vote:
Supplements aren't necessarily bad for you. Lots of people have diets deficient in major nutrients, like most people get about 1/2 the recommended amount of potassium (which is about 9 bananas worth). What's bad is getting 500% of the RDA of those nutrients.
2013-07-21 08:39:19 AM  
1 vote:
But the cartoon characters told me I needed them!
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